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    September 25, 2012
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unexpected delays, a scare at dulles international airport that forced some passengers off their flights. plus fumbling away the game. the embarrassing blunder that has football fans calling for the real refs to return to the nfl. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this tuesday, september 25th, 2012. 58 degrees. you can call it jacket weather, coat weather, put the heater on to warm his toes. >> i'm just dreading going out there at 6:30. >> aaron offered to go for you. just for a second. >> right. we've got a pretty nice day on tap. just have to get through the morning. get through the first couple of hours, bundle up, make sure the kids have ample clothing on. you know how those teenagers like to dress. temperatures in the 40s.
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aspen hill, annandale, hyattsville, you're all in the mid-40s right now. 54 degrees in d.c. 46 degrees down in culpeper, virginia. so for today, again, sunshine the first half of the day, but then a few clouds that are going to be making their way in a little later on. mostly clear, jacket cool, 47 to 56 degrees. by the noon hour today, lunchtime, nice, seasonable conditions. 67 to 70 degrees. the last two days have been running below average. today we're finally looking at conditions. forred today, 76 our high temperature, under partly sunny sky. we'll get a look at traffic right now. first 4 traffic with danella sealock. >> thank you very much. we'll start with the rails. checking them for you. they're just opening so far with no delays. not seeing anything on the metro, marc, or vre. all are running on or close to schedule. over to the roadways, still pretty quiet.
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checking out things if you're traveling in prince george's county. nice and clear. no issues there. i'll give you a live look as you're making your commute northbound 5 at 301. not bad at all. the exit for 301 here. traveling northbound 5, you're clear from 301 all the way to the beltway. nothing to warn you about. eun, over to you. 5:02 now. news 4's melissa mollet is at the news desk with live news. >> dozens of people have been killed after a bombing in syria. those include high ranking military officers. the huge blast hit the palestine branch of the syrian intelligence in damascus. two groups are claiming responsibility. at the live desk, melissa mollet, news 4. new this morning, montgomery county police searching for a person who stabbed a man along mills choice road. we're told a victim stabbed a man several times in the chest and neck. that victim taken to the hospital. his name and condition have not been released, and police have not released a motive.
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>> we're learning new information into a home invasion th left one intruder dead. two men tried to rob a 52-year-old at his apartment? southeast washington on tuesday. "the washington post" reports the would be victim tried to grab the gun and opened fire on the intruder. police arrested 21-year-old jaren holly on saturday. he is charged with burglary while armed. he remains in custody until his next court hearing next month. three minutes after the hour. the coast is clear at dulles airport this morning. police say they found nothing out of the ordinary after someone called in a bomb threat last night. officers focused their search on two daily parking garages. several flights were delayed because passengers had to wait before boarding their flights. no flights were evacuated because of this threat. one traveler did tell news 4 he and other passengers had to get off their plane as it was
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heading to chicago. president obama will be in new york this morning. he'll address the united nations general assembly. this is video from two years ago when he first spoke to the general assembly. he'll discuss violent i shaseve issues, including violent protests in egypt. mitt romney says the president was downplaying the violence when he described the protests as road bumps on the path to peace in the region. >> these are not bumps in the road. these are human lives. these are developments we do not want to see. this is time for the president, who will shape events in the middle east, not just be merciful or be at the mercy of events in the middle east. >> romney will campaign today and tomorrow in ohio. democrats are turning their attention to a different battleground state this week, virginia. vice president joe biden will campaign in the commonwealth today. he'll be in chesterfield county right outside richmond. president obama will visit virginia beach on thursday.
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he holds a slight lead over mitt romney in most recent polls in virginia. 5:04. a fauquier county high school is remembering a popular student-athlete killed in a car crash on his way to school. family and friends held a roadside vigil for 16-year-old ian heflin last night. he died yesterday morning when the car he was riding in slammed into a tree. his 14-year-old sister was also seriously injured. the 17-year-old driver was not hurt and has not been identified. all three were on their way to liberty high school in bealeton. family members hope the crash teaches every person an important lesson. >> it's a tragedy because your child walks out the door and they have a driver's license, and you can tell them all they want you need to be careful. when you're driving, not only is it you in the car but it's other people's children. you need to -- it's hard. you know, hard on anybody to have to go through this. >> it's the second car accident in as many years to claim the lives of students at liberty high.
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three students died in a crash last year. nfl refs are the cause of much anger after a costly blunder on the field. when back pain slows you down,
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and create issues. storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson tell us about a cool start, but it's going to be a nice day, right, veronica? >> that's one thing i want to stress is how nice today is going to be because we're talking about rain for the rest of the work week. out there right now, it is chilly, of course. mt. rehny, 47 degrees. springfield at 43. laytonsville at 45 degrees. in maryland, around frederick, 41 degrees. that is our cool spot. 6:00 a.m., take it forward under a clear sky. we'll move to 53 by 9:00 a.m. with sunshine. this is pretty close to what the rest of the area will be. clouds come into the area after lunchtime today. by 1:00 p.m., partly sunny. 68 the temperature by then. yesterday we got up to 70. today 76 degrees for a high temperature. it is going to be nice.
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we'll pick up the extra clouds later and get the rain on wednesday, thursday, friday. first 4 traffic, let's head over to danella. >> thanks, veronica. checking the roadway, as you make your way on bw parkway in maryland as well as i-95 between the baltimore beltway and the capitol beltway, checking for accidents and incidents, not seeing anything. give you a live look as you make your way past 100. volume very, very light in both directions. connecting to the beltway, no issue there. earlier on the beltway in montgomery county, outer loop as you approach 39. work zone in place blocking two left lanes. we'll check outer loop speeds at 61 miles per hour. ten minutes to get from i-95 to i-270. i'm back in ten. aaron and eun, back over to you. >> thank you. not the news you want to hear as you're making your breakfast. why it will soon be harder to have one of the items on your plate this morning.
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it's the moment football fans had been
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a csx train emergency. this is breaking news. crews are inspecting this train. this might result in some delays for any fredericksburg lines this morning. we'll keep you updated throughout the morning. melissa mollet, news 4. >> thank you, melissa. the replacement refs in the nfl have been getting a hounding all season long. >> but a call that decided the outcome of monday night football may have been the final straw. with eight seconds left, seattle seahawks quarterback russell wilson throws a hail mary up for grabs. in the end zone, it appears to
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seahawks receiver golden tate receives a pass interference penalty. then the ball is intercepted. ultimately the six points is awarded to seattle. it has players and fans scratching their heads. >> how does jennings not get credit for the interception? i have no idea. >> don't ask me a question about the officials, all right? we'll just cut to thelook at th then the fact it was reviewed is awful. that's all i'm going to say about it. >> it seems like aaron rodgers holding back a little bit too. the call has started a firestorm of criticism online. after the game, packers players took out their frustration on twitter. wide receiver greg jennings posted, "nfl come on man. can't even be upset anymore. all i can do is laugh. laugh at the nfl for allowing america's game to come to this." and tight end tom crabtree
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tweeted, "13th man beat us tonight." and other words for the league so strong we can't show them to you on air. this is a big mess for the nfl for sure. a wisconsin law maker took it a bit further. state senator jon erpenbach tweeted nfl commissioner roger goodell's phone number and said in a separate tweet, if last night's call didn't bring an end to the lockout of regular officials, then this season will be a joke. it wasn't his home number. >> no. it was his office number. we covered it up in the tweet. i say put it out there. >> you do? >> call him. people sit around, we go on twitter and go on tv and complain about the fact you don't like the call. so what? your complaining does nothing. you don't like it. call the guy. say you need to get the situation fixed. >> this is getting outrageous. it seems the referees are out of the control at the games. the games are taking much longer. it's wild and up and down and fans are getting frustrated.
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a bum call like last night, people are outraged. you know how we feel about football. >> somehow the world keeps turning. >> it does. a tacky tweet aimed at baltimore raven torrey smith has the social media site lighting up as well. a frustrated patriots fan took the loss to baltimore sunday night a little far. she tweeted that smith should call his brother and tell him about the win and ended with the #toosoon. smith dedicated that game to his younger brother tevin jones who died in a crash on saturday. he was arguably the player of the game with two touchdowns. the tweet has been removed. china is taking a major step toward becoming a naval super power. the country announced its first aircraft carrier has entered service. china has not said what it plans on doing with the ship other than protecting the country's coastline. the ship won't be able to carry
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a full load of planes and won't be ready for some time. fishing boats in the china sea. they forced the groups to turn away. this happened near a group of rocky islands that japan claims as their own but taiwan and china claim as theirs. the islands are fishing grounds that could have huge gas reserves. the u.s. and egypt are trying to repair relations after the attack on the u.s. embassy in cairo. secretary of state hillary clinton and egyptian president mohamed morsi met for the first time since the aks at thttackat. morsi promised to take responsibility for their security. some officials have criticized morsi for what they view as a slow response after the attacks. both clinton and morsi are in new york for the u.n. general assembly. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad is taking aim at the west during his visit to the u.n. general assembly.
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he accuses the u.s. of shielding what he calls israel's fake regime. and he claims the u.s. is misusing freedom of speech by failing to speak out against the anti-islam video. ahmadinejad protected his country's nuclear program says it is for peaceful purposes and he is not a threat to western powers. firefighters found a man's body inside a burned home near the mexican border. they say he ignored orders to evacuate. neighbors say the man was 82 years old and only had one leg. wildfire destroyed 30 homes at least. hundreds of others are in jeopardy. a federal appeals court says the army corps of engineers is not liable for billions of dollars in damage hurricane katrina did. the three-judge panel threw out a judge's ruling the corps should be held responsible for damage that property owners blame on its maintenance of a new orleans shipping challenge. the court said the corps of engineers is immune from lawsuits under what's called the federal tort claims act.
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a group of retired military leaders will release a new report on childhood obesity that says it is not only a health crisis but a national security issue. the group called mission readiness will release the study called still too fat to fight. they said 25% of americans between 17 and 24 cannot serve in the military because they are overweight. the group wants schools to remove junk food from campus. a new study says that plastic added to bpa may cause miscarriages and birth defects. the study focused on female rhesus monkeys exposed to bpa. bpa changed the chrome sewns of the babies, which caused miscarriages and birth defects. ci21 after the hour. storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson has our forecast. >> thanks a lot, aaron. this morning it was
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beautiful. i don't know if you guys saw it. the moon was up above, glowing. we've got a moon right now, but it is setting. we'll talk about it today. 54 degrees. you can see too there were scattered clouds. the low humidity. that's what we're going to have around the area again today. a fairly nice day as we get additional cloud cover in here for the afternoon. temperatures throughout the area. montgomery county, gaithersburg in rockville, 45 to 47 degrees. right now college park coming in at 46 degrees, 50 degrees in camp springs, maryland. right now recent tston coming i0 degrees. jacket cool for the first part of the day. 57 at 8:00 a.m. nice conditions by noontime. still nice sunshine, mostly sunny. after that, we're going to see again the clouds move in. 75 to 76 degrees, our high temperature for today. that will put us above where we were yesterday.
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we may be starting out a few degrees cooler. by the afternoon, it's going to feel pretty nice. all in all, a pretty good day coming our way. as far as the next couple of weeks, rain chances to talk about. there is an approaching front, and it's going to be dropped down from north to south for today. again, we're dry. but tomorrow morning, could see a few sprinkles around our area. then a chance for maybe a shower or thunderstorm, i think, late in the day tomorrow as this front gets a little closer to us. so for the afternoon, turning partly sunny, milder. 72 to 76 degrees. for the evening, we're looking at partly sunny to partly cloudy sky and getting chilly as temperatures drop off from the upper 60s to low 60s. right now wednesday, thursday, friday, even saturday, we carry the threat of rain. tomorrow we hit 83. i'll be ba can ck in a couple o minutes with another forecast. checking on the rails, as
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melissa mollet reported, the csx train with that equipment problem is causing delays on the frederick line. train number 300 about a five-minute delay. however, on metro and marc, they're not reporting delays. they're running on or close to schedule. over to the roadways, as you make your trip along the dulles roadway, you're at 52 miles per hour, clear to the beltway. taking the beltway from the beltway, from the dulles toll road all the way to the interchange, still seeing it's clear. getting through security will soon be a whole lot smoother for travelers in dulles. the tsa will open a new checkpoint for passengers that are part of the precheck program that focuses on prescreening passengers so they can get through security faster once they're at the airport. precheck is available at two dozen airports nationwide including reagan national and
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bwi marshall. keeping metro open during the nationals playoff games is a, quote, regional issue. mcdonald told wtop radio everyone should contribute to find solutions. mcdonald says he's asked virginia's metro board representative to get involved in the conversation on how to secure funding so fans can take metro to and from the games. the fans clinched a postseason berth. games begin in three weeks. d.c. council members in the middle of a fight between taxis and a private car service uber. it features an app on your smart phone for ordering a car to pick you up. taxi drivers complain that uber is taking away business and doesn't have to follow rules. uber's owner claims some d.c. council members want too much regulation, which could shut down the service. the council hearing will look at some of those issues. >> i'm quite convinced we'll be able to work this out, and these
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services will flourish in the district of columbia. it's just a matter of figuring out how. >> the taxicab commission is reviewing uber's operation, but it could be months before there are any changes. >> the white house is going after doctors and hospitals trying to cheat medicare and medicaid out of millions of dollars. the obama administration sent a letter to hospital associations warning it will prosecute anyone who uses electronic medical records to lie in order to get larger reimbursements. the government is particularly concerned about scams like cloning in which information about one patient is repeated in other records. that could lead to bigger reimbursement checks. >> let's take a deep breath together on this. there is a problem with our breakfast. if you like bacon for breakfast or just like eating pork, it may get harder to satisfy your craving come next year. the national pig association -- didn't know they had one. this is in britain actually -- is warning there could be a worldwide pork shortage next year. they said pork producers had to
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cut down on herds because of soaring feed prices connected to drought conditions. however, the u.s. department of agriculture reports a record pork supply at u.s. warehouses just last month. we can breathe a little easier here at home. >> you can deal with the replacement ref, but you take away your bacon, and aaron's going to have a problem. >> just good bacon, not too crispy, not too undercooked. >> i like mine crispy. our producer likes his bacon deep fried. >> you got to do it right. >> i want a blt now. darn it. parents, listen up to this one. there are tricks to soothing a crying baby. >> sometimes bouncing the baby, rocking the baby. a car ride can soothe. but unconventional ways can help too. >> one couple found out the force calms their baby instantly. [ crying ] ♪
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>> look at him. wow, that works wonders. this video was uploaded to youtube five days ago to show a 4-month-old crying. you see how he's instantly soothed once the star wars theme song is played. they discovered this by accident one day. and they say it works every time. why didn't i think of this? >> you can use that strategy next time maybe. >> no, no, no. don't call me. don't e-mail me. coming up this morning, the security scare causing problems for people at dulles international airport. >> plus the health hazard that has a popular grocery store chain pulling peanut butter off store shelves. >> temps in the 40s as you get ready for work this morning. this message. experiences classrooms. sizes don't matter... by 20%. teaching to some test... he personally cannot relate to. education, children.
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looking at the stories making headlines at 5:31. a security scare at dulles airport forced a number of passengers off their flights. and police looking for the person who stabbed a man in
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montgomery village last night. and nfl fans airing their frustration after what appears to be a blown call by the referees cost the green bay packers a win. much more on those stories throughout the morning. first good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome back to "news 4 today" on this tuesday, september 25th. i assure you it is september despite the fact, when you step outside this morning, it feels like october-ish, maybe. >> maybe later than that. at least for the afternoon we're going to get back to more late september type temperatures, and we're expecting a dry day. a little bit of a change for us from the rest of the week here. talking about some showers that will be making their way through. hometown weather, look at bristol, virginia, right now at 46 degrees. good morning to you folks in manassas, virginia. you're coming in at 41. ft. belvoir, virginia, 45 your temperature. laurel, maryland, right now 45 your temperature as well. so it is very nippy out there
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again this morning. elkins, west virginia. remember yesterday elkins around 34. 32, right at freezing this morning already. so, again, more patchy frost taking place throughout areas of central west virginia. philadelphia now coming in at 55 degrees. just one degree above from where we were here. new york city at 55 degrees. it's expected to be a dry day, not just here, but if you've got travel plans up to the north. so just a few clouds coming through the area. nice conditions today, going up to a high of 75 degrees around 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 today with skies turning partly sunny. we'll take a look at the four day forecast in a few. let's check some bridges in our area. things are moving quite nicely. let's start with the sousa bridge. as you make your way inbound to the district, outbound as well, nice and clear, very light volume, no accidents to report. over this time to the wilson bridge on my blurry camera. sorry about that. it's still nice and clear. checking travel speeds as well, no issues, nothing slowing you down. in fact, from the wilson bridge
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to the american legion bridge around the beltway, nice and clear. i'm back in ten. aaron, over to you. >> thank you, danella. president obama will address the united nations general assembly today. the white house says he'll discuss several foreign policy issues. this comes as mitt romney criticizes the president over comments he made about the violence in the middle east. nbc's tracie potts is back with us this morning live on capitol hill. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. there's a lot at stake not only as the president tries to explain where we stand on the middle east and other issues, but also for the president himself politically, you may have seen him on "the view" talking about some of these issues, including libya and the deaths of our ambassadors and three others there that was not terrorism but officials say was planned. today as he speaks to the united nations general assembly, the focus will be the unrest in the middle east and the deaths of those in libya, saying we need to take a deeper look at what's behind the crisis and not just what happened there. but mitt romney is saying --
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criticizing the president for calling these events bumps in the road. here's what romney said. >> bumps in the road? we had an ambassador assassinated. we had a muslim brotherhood elect a member in the presidency of egypt. 20,000 people have been killed in syria. we have tumult in pakistan, and iran is that much closer to having the capacity to build a nuclear weapon. these are not buffmps in the ro. these are human lives. these are developments we do not want to see. >> reporter: the president expected to focus on iran today after iran's president, already provocative, warned by the u.n., but he has said in new york that israel will be eliminated. the u.s. denounced that. >> tracie potts on the hill for us. operations back to normal this morning at dulles. several flights were delayed there last night because someone called in a bomb threat. police appeared to focus their search on two daily parking
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garages but did not find anything out of the ordinary. inside the terminal, passengers had to wait to board flights. one man already on board a flight to chicago says he and the other passengers had to get off their plane, but the airport authority is denying reports that anyone had to evacuate his or her flight. this morning the search is on for the man who robbed and shot a bank customer in takoma park. that's according to "the washington post." the shooting happened along university boulevard at 7:00 last night. police say the customer just stepped out of the bank when the robber fired. the victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. the gunman got away. it's not clear how much money he stole. this morning kk health officials trying to figure out what caused several students at billou high school to get sick. three students were taken out with stomach pains. they had all eaten an apple praut in by a teacher from her family farm. >> the story is every year the teacher brings in apples from her home orchard back in
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pennsylvania and gives them out to the students. we're starting to think now that maybe the students were just -- these particular students were just allergic to apples or some whatever type of pesticides, whatever may have been used on the apples. >> the department of health tested the apples and did not find anything wrong with them. more peanut butter is being recalled after a salmonella outbreak in more than a dozen states. sunland incorporated makes peanut butter for trader joe's. the company recalled 76 types of peanut butter after the trader joe's brand was linked to outbreaks. 29 salmonella cases reported in 18 states, including maryland and virginia. the company decided on the additional recalls because many of their products are made on the same equipment. maryland regulators are considering changing a policy that allows power companies to bill customers for lost revenue during the first 24 hours of an outage.
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utility companies charge an average of 49 cents per customer during an outage. the money helps pay for immediate costs in restoring power. customers complained about the charge after the storm in june that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of customers. the maryland public service commission will make its decision as soon as possible. it is 5:38 right now. an area mother is speaking out this morning after her daughter is hit by a police cruiser. plus giving you the chance to get up close and personal with some sea creatures without getting your feet wet. this message. experiences classrooms. sizes don't matter... by 20%. teaching to some test... he personally cannot relate to. education, children.
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if only my dry skin was as soft as his. [ female announcer ] introducing the ultimate daily lotion from gold bond. because your skin needs a little healing every day. the ultimate daily lotion -- new from gold bond. you can now see stingrays and sharks up close without going in the ocean. check out the new digs at the sea life sydney aquarium in australia. that city underwent a $10 million makeover. it features more than 200 different species in more than 10 million gallons of water. the mayor hosts it will bring more tourists to the city. he stuck his hand in his mouth. did you see that? >> they're professionals. they know what they're doing. >> keep the arm, right? >> 5:41. time for weather and traffic on the ones. storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson with the
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forecast. hey there, veronica. >> hi, guys. another chilly day feeling more like october than september. seat pleasant, you are at 50 degrees. that is our hometown forecast. sunshine at least for much of the today. by 10:00 today, 61 your temperature. we'll top out at a high today of 75 degrees. 70 by around 1:00. we'll take a look at the seven-day forecast at 5:51. right now danella sealock with our first 4 traffic. if you're taking the rails, seeing delays on the fredericksburg line. that's due to the csx train equipment problem. here's what you're dealing with. fredericksburg 302 ten-minute delay. fredericksburg 300 line a 15-minute delay. >> danella, thank you. it is 5:42. a local community targeted by hate. why police say a serial tire slasher had his sights set on them.
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one montgomery county neighborhood is thanking police and prosecutors for their work on convicting a serial tire slasher of a hate crime. steven armstrong targeted latinos in his neighborhood over a four-year period. he slashed the tires of 20 latino families. armstrong was convicted of a hate crime, spent a year in jail, and was forced to move out of the neighborhood. yesterday the anti-defamation league honored the police officers and prosecutors with its shield award. >> we are now able to live in peace in our neighborhood. we're not afraid anymore. >> montgomery county police say, if you are the victim of a hate crime, your immigration status
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will not be checked. 18-year-old markelle ross was shot and killed while walking to central high school in capitol heights earlier this month. police are offering up to $25,000 for information that leads to an arrest. this morning a 15-year-old girl hit by a montgomery county police cruiser is improving. janaya richards was run over last friday. police were responding to a series of fights that broke out at a football game in watkins mill high school in gaithersburg. richards has a broken pelvic bone and can't walk. >> she should be living life and having fun right now. i hurt for her. it's hard. >> richards' mother says it will take months for her daughter to make a full recovery. in the meantime, montgomery county police are investigating the incident. the officer that hit richards is on administrative leave. for the third time in a
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week, customers at dulles airport seized illegal drugs. agents say a business courier traveling from el salvador on saturday tried to smuggle six pounds of cocaine inside packages of sugar and soup mix. the courier was immediately deported. a new american flag flying at the virginia war memorial in richmond after someone stole the previous flag. a former soldier donated the new flag to the memorial yesterday. police are trying to figure out who stole the old flag. an investigator says he believes it took several people to cut the rope that held the flag on its pole. there is a surveillance camera at the memorial, but it was not pointed at the flags at the time of the crime. 12 minutes before the hour. today celebrities, volunteers, and organizations are encouraging americans everywhere to register to vote. they're calling this national voter registration day. you can see booths and tables set up throughout the area with volunteers helping people get registered. about 6 million americans didn't vote four years ago because they
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missed a registration deadline or didn't know how to register. some virginiians have already cast their ballots. absentee voting is under way in the commonwealth. they're expecting a big turnout this year because the campaigns are encouraging people to vote early. >> the campaigns clearly have decided that absentee voting is a strategy they feel like they need so they are encouraging people much more than they used to to vote absentee. that makes people much more aware of the fact that it's a possibility. >> virginia election officials want to remind voters they need an i.d. to vote this year. and they want you to make sure you know where your polling place is. a lot of locations have changed because of redistricting. donald trump gave surprising advice to students at lees university. trump told them to get even, even if someone wrongs them in
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business. that was met with silence since they are taught the teachings of jesus and turn the other check. then he said everyone should sign a prenuptial agreement. then he waited and said, you people don't get divorced, right? no words. the woman who wants to become first lady, ann romney, will appear on "the tonight show" with jay leno. she will talk to leno about her husband's campaign, the upcoming election, and life with mitt romney on the campaign trail. "the tonight show" airs right here on nbc after news 4 at 11:00. coming up on 5:51, want to get a check on the forecast. we keep talking about this chill out there. it's pretty significant this time of year so early. >> what? >> you don't think it's significant? >> it's chilly. >> people aren't used to it. it takes some time to get used to it. >> what? i didn't say anything. >> the other thing that i'm not used to is the fact that the sun is rising later and later.
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today 6:59. tomorrow not until 7:00. cold and in the darkness. 54 is the temperature currently at reagan national airport. wind out of the southwest. at least the southwest wind will be helping us out today. temperatures will rise later on, getting into the mid-70s. right now, look at this. 40 degrees in sykesville, maryland. arlington, virginia, at 54 degrees. 48 degrees in fredericksburg, virginia. at the bus stop tomorrow -- today, chilly indeed. jacket weather for sure. sweatshirt weather, 48 to 55 degrees from the north right into areas around d.c. for your afternoon, turning partly sunny and milder, getting up to a high today of 72 to 76 degrees, and then for your evening, partly sunny and getting chilly between 60 and 67 degrees. let's go ahead and take a look at the four-day forecast because
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tomorrow i'm expected to see temperatures rise into the low 80s. talking about some rain that's going to be coming into our area late in the day. may have some morning sprinkles. most of the rain for tomorrow is not until, i think, very late, probably around sunset or so with the next weather front. high again 83 for tomorrow. 76 degrees on thursday. talking about passing showers as well on thursday and for friday. all this with a cold front that will be coming into our area and stalling out around our area. right now your weekend is split with showers on saturday. and dry conditions on sunday. highs for this upcoming weekend are expected to be low 70s. today 76. tomorrow warm one at 82 degrees. at least, unlike last year, we don't have all the tropical storm systems around us. i don't think we're going to get a tremendous amount of rain from wednesday, thursday, and friday. probably a half to maybe an inch of rain. i'll be back in a couple of minutes at the top of the hour with another day planner forecast. right now we'll hit the roads
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with first 4 traffic and danella sealock. >> thanks, veronica. here's what we're dealing with. you're traveling southbound bw parkway approaching 201. just past 201 there is a crash and it is slowing you down. we're first starting to hit the brakes at landover road at 15 miles per hour. then even slower as you make your way towards the accident. as you make your way eastbound from the bypass heading towards the beltway seeing some volume. the bulk of your volume is just at centerville road. it's not too bad as you make your way from fairfax county parkway making your way toward nutley. not seeing any accidents. inside the beltway on i-you have, nihav have -- i-66, nice and clear. checking eastbound travel speeds, about 12 minutes from the beltway to gw parkway. you're traveling at 54 miles per hour. aaron and eun, back over to you. >> thank you, danella. some big names in travel websites could owe the district millions in back taxes. sites like expedia, orbitz,
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pri priceline, and travelocity, have only been handing over taxes on the wholesale price of a hotel room. a judge in d.c. has ruled they owe taxes on the higher retail price charged to customers who can b book the rooms. that means the city could collect up to $10 million in back taxes. that decision is incorrect. and they will likely appeal. amtrak trains are breaking speed records in the northeast. they're running high speed tests in the overnight hours on four stretches of track, including the route between perryville, maryland, and wilmington, delaware. the trains will run at 165 miles per hour, matching the rail speed record. the trains currently run from 135 to 150 miles per hour. it's part of an ongoing project to upgrade rail systems for future high speed rail. facebook shares fell another 1.9% yesterday. they reacted to reports of a possible security bug.
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online news sites were reporting private messages were appearing on some facebook users' public time lines. that rumor turned out to be false. toys 'r us has the perfect gift for anyone looking to make a little extra cash this holiday season, a job. the company is hiring 45,000 seasonal workers to staff its pop-up stores and help handle the rush of online orders. that's 5,000 seasonal workers more than it hired last year, and some of the temporary jobs could become permanent. about 15% of last year's holiday workers became full-time employees. and it's not all good news for toys 'r us. the retailer is part of a lawsuit. shartia brantley is live with more. toys 'r us is being sued by child focus develop orr foohoo, which accuses toys 'r us for
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stealing its plans for a tablet for kids. they say the tablet closely resembles its own device called the knobby. both are wi-fi enabled and have a soft protective frame. this comes after the major toys 'r us jobs announcement for the holiday season. have you picked up your iphone 5? apple announced monday the iphone 5 sold out. more than 5 million phones were picked up during the first three days of sales. that compares with 4 million iphone 4s units sold during its premiere weekend last year. this has some analysts worried. wall street had expected apple to sell 8 million or more of the new device. apple shares fell over 1% yesterday after the company's announcement. katie couric revealed on her new talk show she previously struggled with an eating disorder. couric announced she was bulimic in college and during the first
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two years of her career. the announcement came during a chat demi lovato, who has been honest with her eating troubles. chris brown will have to wait a few weeks to find out if he officially violated probation after testing positive for marijuana. according to court documents, brown tested positive in virginia, where he is fulfilling his community service. he told officials he had a medical marijuana card and ingested the drug in california. he has been on probation since 2009 for hitting his then girlfriend rihanna at a grammy party. brown is due back in court in november. if you haven't seen it yet, after the break, it might be the most unusual and controversial ending to a football game ever.
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